Dr. Tanuj Banker, MD

Dr. Tanuj Banker, MD

Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery  ·  
Dr. Tanuj Banker, MD is a vitreoretinal disease specialist in Sarasota, FL and has been practicing for 7 years. He graduated from Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med in 2011 and specializes in vitreoretinal disease & surgery and ophthalmology.Read his story

2601 S Tamiami Trl

Sarasota, FL 34239

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Corneal Ulcer
more than 86% of peers
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
more than 75% of peers
more than 71% of peers

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Dr. Banker's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Banker "Dr. Tanuj Banker is a fellowship trained retina surgeon specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of retinal disease, uveitis, and ocular oncology. Dr. Banker graduated as the Valedictorian, Magna Cum Laude, from Georgetown University, where he completed his undergraduate degree. He was accepted early into medical school and attained his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine, graduating Cum Laude. Dr. Banker remained in Washington D.C. to complete his internship at Washington Hospital Center and was selected to serve as the Chief Resident of the Ophthalmology Residency program at Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Banker completed his Surgical Retina Fellowship at the world-renowned Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, FL; the number-one ranked eye hospital in the United States. While studying at Bascom, Dr. Banker performed extensive research on topics including retinal detachments, ocular trauma, macular holes, epiretinal membranes, macular degeneration and retinal diseases. Dr. Banker has comprehensive training in complex surgical cases, having practiced in a high volume environment with the nation's leading surgeons at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Dr. Banker is quite active in research and education in the Vitreoretinal field. He has authored several publications and presented research at over thirty national and international academic conferences on subjects such as macular holes, epiretinal membranes and retinal detachments and serves as an investigator on several clinical trials. He has received several honors and awards for his work. Most recently, he was named a Retina Society Advocacy Ambassador, he was awarded a research travel grant from the National Eye Institute (NEI), and received the "Resident Excellence Award" from the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ASCRS). Dr. Banker has been awarded a number of awards for his clinical care. He has been a multi-year recipient of the prestigious "Patient Care Award," an honor he was nominated for by patients and hospital staff members for excellence in patient care. He also served as the Editor-in-Chief, of the Georgetown University Journal of Health Science."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Banker "Dr. Banker combines the latest in medical science and surgical techniques with compassion and individualized attention to provide each patient the best care possible. The practice is committed to educating patients on their conditions and treatment options and making them an active participant in developing a plan of care.  Dr. Banker's goal is to thoroughly answer all questions a patient may have and to ensure complete satisfaction with each visit.   "

2  Specialties

  • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

81  Conditions Treated

  • Acquired Coloboma
  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anisocoria
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Black Eye
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Esotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Melanoma
  • Floaters
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hypopyon
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Panophthalmitis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pars Planitis
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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14  Procedures

  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retina and Vitreous Surgery
  • Retinal Laser Photocoagulation
  • Retinal Laser Surgery
  • Retinal Surgery
  • Scleral Buckling
  • Vitrectomy
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Georgetown University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2011
  • Georgetown University
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Bascom Palmer Eye Hosp
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Banker has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Banker's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Banker to family and friends
26 total reviews (11 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (26)

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Dr. Banker's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (11)

I had 2 large floaters that blocked my vision for almost 2 years and they just wouldn't go away. It made it very difficult to read and distinguish between numbers. I finally decided to have surgery by Dr. Banker. He was great in explaining everything and answered all my questions and concerns...more
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I was diagnosed with wet macular degeneration. Dr Banker truly saved my right eye from losing its vision. He inspires you with his never give up attitude on your eye care. Having my eye sight back to 20/20 has been amazing. Thank you Dr. Banker and your team for going above and beyond.
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Dr. Banker is an excellent surgeon and doctor. He fixed my retinal detachment and provided very good care during the process. I would highly recommend him.
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Dr Banker is easy to talk to and get along with. I think he is thorough and does a good job. He tries different ideas and medications and explains his ideas very well.
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Excellent Dr. Very thorough. Explains problems in a way you can understand.
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